Inspiration Is Where You Find It
My coworker Matt turned me on to this video. I like it a lot because
it’s good, and its a great story.
John Paul Larkin, a music teacher, had a stuttering problem, and he used music to overcome his, and other’s challenges, as Scatman John. (He’s kind of like James Earl Jones, who overcame his stuttering and went on to become one of the most sought after voices in the world. He’s the voice of CNN, The Lion King, Darth Vader. ..)
According to Wikipedia-”A stutterer, Larkin stated that scatting was “turning my biggest problem into my biggest asset”. Scatman John sold millions of recordings worldwide and was named “Best New Artist” in the Echo Awards in both Japan and Germany. He was a recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annie Glenn Award for outstanding service to the stuttering community and National Stuttering Association Hall of Fame.”
This video has been around for a while, but music, class and overcoming our challenges never goes out of style. Do you feel all of that in this video?